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RE: OPERATIONAL THEATER: AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS
I look forward to working with you and have prepared this addendum to
operational theater memorandum issued by the
I do not think it is wise for me to try to guess the motivations
of the staffers preparing that report, but they have completely omitted
several international organizations active in your operational theater.
These organizations are based in America, and so perhaps they are
simply taking the admonition against involving TENEBROUS in American
politics a little too much to heart. I suspect, however, that this is
very much not the case.
There are three organizations in America which I think are
crucial and should be delineated.
- Humanity's Protectors. This right-wing group is
Christian and either fears or wishes that the destruction of the Net in
and the appearance of mutants are signs of the End Times, equating
lower beasts or demons.They have been able to tap into the deep-running
fear of their followers, amassing a great deal of resources and through
it, enormous political clout. They have also expanded their operations
beyond America's political arena to include "missionary" work that
has involved the organization in other nations. Obviously, because of
their political power here in America, dealing with them in a covert
manner is very dangerous and sensitive. Unfortunately, their religious
and political beliefs are such that they often inject themselves into
metahuman affairs in other nations as well.
- Justice Force. The
power-armor-wearing anti-metahuman police force established under the
Department of Justice is
extraordinarily popular with the American public. Although operations
outside the U.S. in conjunction with Interpol or other national law
enforcement agencies are rare, they do occur. For political reasons,
Force does not employ metahumans, which gives the us flexibility that
Justice doesn't have.
Torres. Of course you are all aware of Joey Torres' criminal
organization. Torres, a super-intelligent mobster from California has
been incarcerated at the Castle on seventy-three life sentences for
racketeering and murder for hire. However, his metahuman criminal
organization is still the premier metahuman criminal organization in
the world, with tendrils in Mexico, California and the East Coast.
Because of their international connections and shady dealings it is
almost inevitable that you will come across Torres' men somewhere. The
chief danger posed by the Familia is
that because of their connections with America's underworld, you may be
especially vulnerable to their activities. On the other hand, it also
means it will be easier for you to find information with which to
may be other groups encountered during TENEBROUS' lifespan and I urge
use all the resources you can to classify and evaluate them. This
intel will help us figure out how best to use the team effectively and
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